Trekathon 167: The High Ground (TNG)

April 1st, 2010

From the Vietnam analogies straight into the Northern Ireland analogies. It’s no surprise that this episode was banned in the UK for a very long time.

The episode falters along in places – the drivers of the conflict are a bit murky, and the ending is probably a bit too ambiguous. But the good news is that, unlike the previous episode, the writing revels in the shades of grey present in the situation. And Beverly has some nice scenes, a good change of pace from just waving wands over sick people (although she does plenty of that here too).

Aside: This is the sixth episode in a row to be called ‘The something’, and the ninth this season. Someone got themselves into a bit of an episode naming rut, I think.

167 down, 570 to go.